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Groupe Dyogen
Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure (IBENS)
46 rue d’Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05

Tel : +33 (0)1 44 32 23 70
email : hrc [at] ens [dot] fr

I am a Research Director at CNRS (DR), group leader at the Institut de Biologie de l’ENS (IBENS) and adjunct Professor of Evolutionary Genomics at ENS. In my research, I am trying to better understand how the genomes of animals, and in particular the human genome, have evolved and are organised to carry out their multiple functions. To achieve this, we analyse genomes by combining evolutionary and functional data, using bioinformatics and statistical methods. Two current subjects in my lab concern the reconstruction of ancestral genomes in vertebrates (see for instance Genomicus) and the analysis of non-coding regulatory DNA in the human genome.

Short Curriculum vitae

  • 2006 Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR)
  • 1997 - 2003 Research scientist Genoscope - CNRS UMR803, Evry. Director : Jean Weissenbach
  • 1993-1997 PhD Thesis UCL London, UK
    • (1995-1997) Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Genetik, Berlin. Director : H. Lehrach
    • (1993-1994) Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London. Director : H. Lehrach


Management Responsabilties

  • President of section 21 of CNRS National Committee (2016-2020)
  • Director of the International PhD Programme of the Labex MemoLife.
  • Member of Scientific Council of CNRS GDR Molecular Bioinformatics (GDR BiM)
  • President of the Scientific Committee of the Genomics Facility at IBENS (2008-present)
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ensembl Project (2012-2014)
  • Member of the Scientific Adisory Board of the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle (IGFL) (2009-present)

Awards and distinctions

  • CNRS bronze medal 2007
  • CNRS ATIP award 2004

  • Member of the Frenc Society for Bioinformatics (SFBI)
  • Member of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)

List of Lab Publications
Publications in PubMed
ORCID profile (ORCID : 0000-0002-8209-173X)